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Subtract 30/36 from 24/50

24/50 - 30/36 is -53/150.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 36 is 900
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 18 = 900,
    24/50 = 24 × 18/50 × 18 = 432/900
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 25 = 900,
    30/36 = 30 × 25/36 × 25 = 750/900
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    432/900 - 750/900 = 432 - 750/900 = -318/900
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -53/150

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